The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Pair Programming skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Pair Programming over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Pair Programming
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 238 248
Rank change year-on-year +55 +10  
Contract jobs citing Pair Programming 65 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.45% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.55% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 29 17
Median daily rate £545 £525 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

Pair Programming is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Pair Programming
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Pair Programming as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Pair Programming in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Pair Programming in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Pair Programming in the South East

Pair Programming
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Pair Programming within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +29 46 £555 +48.00% 2
Berkshire +20 7 £538 +4.87% 4
Surrey +7 3 £350 +4.47% 3
Buckinghamshire -21 3 £375 -21.05%
East Sussex -8 2 £400 -25.58% 1
Hampshire - 2 £525 - 9
West Sussex +18 1 £425 -19.04%
Middlesex - 1 £525 -
Pair Programming
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Pair Programming also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Pair Programming.

1 113 (98.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (84.35%) TDD
3 87 (75.65%) Scrum
4 73 (63.48%) Java
5 69 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (48.70%) Unit Testing
7 49 (42.61%) Spring
7 49 (42.61%) JavaScript
8 48 (41.74%) Amazon AWS
8 48 (41.74%) Jenkins
9 45 (39.13%) DevOps
9 45 (39.13%) Maven
10 43 (37.39%) SQL
11 42 (36.52%) JUnit
12 40 (34.78%) Kanban
13 37 (32.17%) JBoss
14 36 (31.30%) Web Services
14 36 (31.30%) Java EE
15 35 (30.43%) WebSphere
15 35 (30.43%) WebSphere Application Server
15 35 (30.43%) Cucumber
16 34 (29.57%) GitHub
16 34 (29.57%) MVC
16 34 (29.57%) Git (software)
17 33 (28.70%) Mockito
18 32 (27.83%) AngularJS
19 31 (26.96%) BPMN
19 31 (26.96%) BPEL
20 30 (26.09%) Software Engineering
21 29 (25.22%) SOA

Pair Programming
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (32.17%) JBoss
2 35 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 35 (30.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (23.48%) WebSphere Process Server
4 10 (8.70%) Apache Spark
5 9 (7.83%) Confluence
6 6 (5.22%) Apache
7 5 (4.35%) Apache Solr
7 5 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.87%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.87%) CMS
9 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (41.74%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (29.57%) GitHub
3 7 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (4.35%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.65%) NoSQL
2 16 (13.91%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.83%) Big Data
5 5 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.74%) DB2
7 1 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (41.74%) Jenkins
2 45 (39.13%) Maven
3 42 (36.52%) JUnit
4 35 (30.43%) Cucumber
5 34 (29.57%) Git (software)
6 33 (28.70%) Mockito
7 16 (13.91%) IntelliJ
8 11 (9.57%) JIRA
9 9 (7.83%) Eclipse
9 9 (7.83%) Gradle
9 9 (7.83%) Mercurial
10 8 (6.96%) Selenium
11 7 (6.09%) Grunt
11 7 (6.09%) gulp
12 6 (5.22%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (2.61%) Checkstyle
13 3 (2.61%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.61%) Mocha
13 3 (2.61%) SonarQube
14 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 14 (12.17%) Publishing
2 4 (3.48%) Finance
3 3 (2.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (81.74%) Developer
2 48 (41.74%) Java Developer
3 22 (19.13%) Agile Developer
4 21 (18.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (15.65%) Node.js Developer
6 17 (14.78%) SQL Developer
7 15 (13.04%) AWS Developer
8 12 (10.43%) Cloud Developer
8 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
9 10 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (7.83%) Agile Java Developer
11 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
12 7 (6.09%) .NET Developer
12 7 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (6.09%) E-Commerce Developer
12 7 (6.09%) HTML CSS Developer
12 7 (6.09%) HTML Developer
13 6 (5.22%) Core Java Developer
13 6 (5.22%) Scala Developer
13 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (42.61%) Spring
2 36 (31.30%) Java EE
2 36 (31.30%) Web Services
3 32 (27.83%) AngularJS
4 29 (25.22%) REST
5 28 (24.35%) HTML
6 27 (23.48%) CSS
6 27 (23.48%) Node.js
7 18 (15.65%) JSON
8 14 (12.17%) CSS3
9 13 (11.30%) Play Framework
10 12 (10.43%) React
10 12 (10.43%) Sass
11 11 (9.57%) HTML5
12 10 (8.70%) LESS
12 10 (8.70%) RESTful
12 10 (8.70%) SOAP
13 9 (7.83%) JMS
13 9 (7.83%) Spring MVC
13 9 (7.83%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) User Experience
2 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.74%) Semantic Web
3 2 (1.74%) Smart Home
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.87%) Fintech
4 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.04%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) Unix
3 7 (6.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (98.26%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (84.35%) TDD
3 87 (75.65%) Scrum
4 69 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (48.70%) Unit Testing
6 45 (39.13%) DevOps
7 40 (34.78%) Kanban
8 34 (29.57%) MVC
9 31 (26.96%) BPEL
9 31 (26.96%) BPMN
10 30 (26.09%) Software Engineering
11 29 (25.22%) SOA
12 28 (24.35%) Migration
13 26 (22.61%) BDD
14 24 (20.87%) E-Commerce
15 22 (19.13%) Test Automation
16 20 (17.39%) Microservices
16 20 (17.39%) Web Development
17 19 (16.52%) Open Source
18 18 (15.65%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (63.48%) Java
2 49 (42.61%) JavaScript
3 43 (37.39%) SQL
4 22 (19.13%) Scala
5 12 (10.43%) PHP
6 10 (8.70%) C#
6 10 (8.70%) Python
7 8 (6.96%) Groovy
7 8 (6.96%) Ruby
8 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.87%) ES6
9 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
1 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.78%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (8.70%) Terraform
2 9 (7.83%) Mesos
3 4 (3.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.87%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (6.09%) New Relic
2 4 (3.48%) Infor
3 3 (2.61%) Adobe
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle
4 1 (0.87%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.87%) VMware
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